"How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States. Janet Poppendieck explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives--history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more. She draws from extensive interviews with officials, workers, students, and activists to evaluate the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and turns a critical eye on the 'competitive foods' sold in cafeterias."
Free for all: Fixing school food in America. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2010.